Minerva is a user-friendly web interface to McGill's central information system, available to applicants, students and their designated guests.
In addition to their respective menus, i.e. Student or Guest menu, both students and guests have access to the Personal and Applicant menus.
Applicants to McGill receive an acknowledgement notice from the University, containing their McGill ID with which they can log into Minerva. Until accepting an offer of admission, they have access only to the Applicants and Personal menus in Minerva.
To learn more about all these menus, see Minerva menus for Students and Guests. For details of first-time and subsequent login, see the How to access section below.
You can sign into Minerva in two ways:
Always use a McGill ID and PIN to log in. To receive your login credentials, you must have been granted guest access privileges by a McGill student and followed the instructions contained in the emails sent to you by McGill.
You will be prompted to:
Students and alumni can access Minerva in either of the following ways:
Guests can access Minerva from the Minerva for guests web page.
Applicants – Until accepting an offer of admission from McGill, you may continue to access Minerva directly and log in with the McGill ID and the PIN you set up during first-time login. Upon confirming your acceptance to McGill, you will receive your McGill Username and McGill Password and can subsequently access Minerva as described for Students above.
The costs are covered by your student fees.
Minerva is available 24 X 7, except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. Check the home page of the IT Support site for any announcements regarding unscheduled service interruptions.
Do I need to log in to see McGill's Course Calendar or Class Schedule for a term?
No. To help you start planning, just click these links below.
Search for McGill courses at every level with full course descriptions, prerequisites, calendar notes and other restrictions as published in University Calendars.
Search for course sections, times, locations and instructors on University timetables.
Find instant answers about student-related matters at: Ask McGill
For parents and guests having problems accessing Minerva, contact Service Point at 514-398-7878.
Current students, applicants and alumni, get help at Service Point or call 514-398-7878.